Community News

Statement from Mayor Hennessy Regarding Blackville Fatal Collision

Statement from Blackville Mayor Chris Hennessy:

Today’s events are those of which no one or no community can prepare for.

Our community in the coming days will mourn together, grieve together, cry together and share memories and thoughts together.

Together as a community we will support each other in any way we know how, and also participate in the counciling process.

In the coming days we must be our brothers keepers. Check in on friends and family, maybe just a quick phone call or a visit if possible. Offer means of support, or if needed they will be made available.

I would like to take this time to send my deepest condolences to all the families, friends, relatives of everyone involved.

It is also necessary to mention the honorable First Responders that our community is so lucky to have. You folks are the bravest, and I am honored to stand by you all and consider each of you my brothers and sisters.

Chris Hennessy
Village of Blackville

Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.


  1. Avatar Douglas Colford on September 14, 2020 at 2:54 am

    Very well said its a time to help our neighbours in anyway we can prayers going out to the familys

  2. Avatar Sam White on September 14, 2020 at 3:02 am

    Praying for everyone in Blackville. Our love is sent to all families and friends 🙏 ❤ ♥ 💕

  3. Avatar Debbie Cairns on September 14, 2020 at 3:31 am

    Prayers are sent to all, friends and family of this tragedy. May God wrap his arms around Blackville, and comfort all that mourn, may these young men RIP ♥

  4. Avatar Kerry Underhill on September 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Well said! My thoughts are with you all! My deepest condolences to the families and friends and the community!

  5. Avatar Gregory Mclean on September 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Well said

  6. Avatar Cathy Matchett on September 14, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Well said ❤

  7. Avatar Pauline Rantz on September 14, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Blessings & deepest condolences to family and community.

  8. Avatar Margaret McQuinn Aiton on September 14, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Thoughts, prayers and love to all in Blackville, NB
    Heart breaking loss once again for this beautiful Community. Thinking so much of the friendly, helpful young employees who work at the stores I frequent; the firefighters and first responders and all of the people I have been blessed to meet during my summer days in Blackville 💔

  9. Avatar Karen Petitpas on September 14, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Well said Chris, thoughts and prayers are with you all, if the Village of Doaktown can do anything to help out, please message me. 🙏💛💙🙏

  10. Avatar Hazel Jane Morris on September 14, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Thinking of the people and community of Blackville after the devastating accident on Sunday morning. I am so sorry.

  11. Avatar Sharon Hackett on September 14, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Deepest sympathy to all involved in this tragedy accident, may all gain strength from one another, and in the days to come.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  12. Avatar Norma Greene on September 15, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Very well said our thoughts and prayer are with the families and the whole community.

Leave a Comment